WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – According to a probable cause affidavit, Wichita Police were able to use GPS to help track down a convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl.

The victim’s cell phone had GPS tracking on the device, which allowed authorities to track the phone to a parking lot near 144 S. Hillside.

Officers were able to locate the phone and obtain surveillance video from the business.

The surveillance video caught the suspect dropping the phone out of the driver’s side door. Officers were able to get the tag number registered the vehicle and found it was Anthony Seymour.

When authorities went to Seymour’s home, they noticed items belonging to the victim inside of Seymour’s vehicle.

The victim was able to positively identify Seymour as the suspect.

Seymour had been on parole since May of last year after a 2004 conviction for rape.


A Wichita man made his first court appearance after an arrest for kidnapping and rape charges against a minor.

Anthony Seymour, 58, is now facing kidnapping and rape charges. He appeared before a judge Thursday.

Investigators say Seymour kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and raped her Monday, Nov. 18.

Police say the girl was walking home when Seymour approached her, held a knife to her, forced her into his car, and sexually assaulted her.

While following up on an abduction call in the 300 block of North Volutsia, officers saw a girl jump out of a car that was leaving the area. She ran towards officers while the driver fled in the vehicle. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Seymour has a history of violence against young victims. He was convicted of raping a teen in 2004 and is a registered sex offender.

He was released from prison in 2016, rearrested for a parole violation in January of 2018, and then released in May of 2018.

Seymour is being held on a $250,000 bond and expected to return to court on Dec. 5.

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